Humble in size but large of heart, Slovenia is fast becoming a popular destination for travellers across the globe.
From jagged mountains to crazy-beautiful lakes, sunny coastal beaches and charming villages, it’s hard to believe so much can be packed into such a small piece of land.
With more than just Ljubljana and Lake Bled to see, read on for everything you need to know about Slovenia.
Yes, Lake Bled is seriously gorgeous. This large lake boasts a tiny natural island in the middle that you can swim to or jump in a boat, or even by ice-skating across in winter.
Make sure you take the time to walk around the lake for Insta-worthy views, cute little cafés and delicious ice cream.
The largest lake in Slovenia, Lake Bohinj’s crystal clear water is seriously amaze, and must be seen to be believed.
With turquoise water and cosy little cottages all along the coast, the lake is a favourite summer spot for the locals. Plus, the mountains mirrored in the clear water make for the most amazing pics, so snap away!
The set of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, this river is one of the most stunning places on Earth.
Whether it’s a relaxing (and refreshing!) swim, kayaking or white water rafting for the brave, this river is an must on your Slovenia to do list.
Though not as popular as the River Soca, the edge of this river boasts some of the best camping spots.
One of the warmest and cleanest rivers in Slovenia, it’s an ideal choice for a dip even if you’re not feeling like braving the cold!
Slovenian Littoral Region.
This little country is abundant with beaches and coastal towns to rival its neighbours. Be sure to visit this coastal area since the people in the Slovenian Littoral Region are truly some of the nicest and most genuine people you’ll ever meet.
Here, you’ll also find the most renowned Slovenian wines, such as Refosk and Teran along with traditional Slovenian olives and prosciutto. Do your taste buds a favour and indulge in local deliciousness.
Think: Julian Alps, Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Karavankas, just to name a few!
Most locals will hike most weekends and say that you haven’t truly seen Slovenia if you haven’t climbed the country’s highest peak, Mount Triglav, standing at an impressive 2,864 metres.
Slovenia has ski slopes by the bucket loads for all of the snow bunnies and adrenaline junkies out there! Some of the best ski resorts include Krvavec, Kranjska Gora, Mariborsko Pohorje and Vogel.
The capital is a favourite among travellers and for good reason. With awe-inspiring architecture, a vibrant culture and extremely friendly people, (who all speak English!) this tiny capital will ensure you never want to leave Slovenia.
Scattered with welcoming street cafes, make sure you go for a coffee (preferably along the Ljubljanica River) and indulge in a sesh of people-watching.
Slovenia’s second largest city, this enchanting old town is where you’ll find friendly locals, amazing food and great local beer.
It’s also the home to the oldest vine in the world!
Over 400 years old and still growing, the yearly harvest, called the Old Vine Festival, is a favourite event among the locals. Complete with singing, partying, delicious food and, of course, glorious wine, it’s one of the best experiences Slovenia has to offer.
This year, Slovenia is calling.
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